Peter Augustus Jay Edit Profile
Graduate Columbia College, 1794, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1835. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Harvard, 1831.
Private secretary to father John Jay in England, 1794. Admitted to New York bar, 1797. A visitor in Paris, France, 1802, brought Louisiana Purchase Treaty and Napoleon’s order to evacuate territory back to America.
Trustee Columbia, 1812-1817, 23-43, Chairman of the Board, 1832. Member of New York Assembly (Federal Republican), 1816. Recorder New York, 1819-1821.
Member Kent Club; criminal court judge New York City, 1820. Member convention framing New York’s revolutionary constitution, 1821. President New York Hospital, 1827-1833.
A commissioner fixing boundary line between New York and New Jersey, 1833. President New York History Society, 1840-1843.
Member of New York Assembly (Federal Republican), 1816. Member Kent; member convention framing New York’s revolutionary constitution, 1821.
Married Mary Clarkson, July 29, 1807, 8 children.